The Power to Choose

One of the greatest gifts God has given us is the power of choice. This has to also be the most under-used or misused gift we have. So many abdicate the power of choice in lieu of  “fate”, which is not mentioned in scripture. You may say, but Michelle, the word says that “man makes plans but it is the determination of the Lord that prevails. Could it be His will prevails according to the choices you made? Perhaps you showed Him by your choice you could not be trusted with certain things or not ready for others.  A “que sera”, “who knows, what will be will be” attitude is a weak excuse for not mastering your life and taking responsibility for the choices or lack of choices that you make. God holds us accountable for those choices. The way to make wise choices is to know the mind of God and do what you know He woud do. To love what He loves and hate what He hates.  If you truly have the mind of Christ you are “perfect” or “mature” enough to make wise decisions. The only thing that keeps us from making sound decisions is lack of information or fear. I have two remedies for that. First pursue God who freely gives wisdom without being condescending, the second is to develop a deep, abiding and perfect love for God. Love perfected casts out all fear because you have grown into trusting God completely without question. With these two things established in our lives we are empowered to make right choices. It is ironic that Lady Wisdom and Lady Folly look identical upon first introduction. In the book of Proverbs we see them both preparing banquets and inviting guests to come and partake of the fare they are serving. They both do the same thing with very different results. One dinner party leads to life, the other to death! Seemingly harmless choices can lead to life or death every day of our lives. Think carefully how you approach and respond to circumstances in your relationships, finances, work life, etc Your choices and habits determine your future. Ask God to help you make the right ones.

About Michelle McKinney Hammond

Michelle McKinney Hammond is the best-selling author of over 40 books on living, loving and overcoming. She is also a singer, international speaker, business entrepreneur, and television cohost of TCT's 3D Woman, as well as the Emmy award winning women's talk show Aspiring Woman. Known as a relationship expert and lifestyle architect, Michelle focuses on giving others practical life tools to help them excel in every area of life. Log on to www.michellehammond.com for more info.
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4 Responses to The Power to Choose

  1. I have just been educated and a light has just shone through. Wow; a real eye opener. I admit I’m guilty for that phrase “oh well what will be shall be”. That’s deep Michelle.
    Love it!

  2. Laura says:

    Michelle, you are constantly an inspiration to me. I have been reading your books consistently lately. As soon as I finish one, I restart it. I need to read it at least twice before I move on. I am so inspired that my heart wants to jump out of my chest. I thank you for helping me to rebuild my relationship with Christ and pray for you often. In regards to this subject of “choice”, it has been on my mind a lot lately and you just put another spin on it. So many people want to blame others or give themselves a title or diagnosis as to why they can or can’t do something. We all have the power every moment of our lives to choose blessing or cursing. We all have to take responsibility for the choices we make in life. When judgment day comes, I don’t think God is going to take, “it’s not my fault” as an excuse. Choice is powerful and I know people who refuse to make any choice ever. They lie around feeling helpless. Children of God have no excuse. We can go to the source and He will guide us freely. It has worked for me every time!

  3. Dennis Adomah says:

    Hi mum am so grateful for things u have just shown me i bless God of life.

  4. Laura says:

    Dear Michelle
    Thank you so much for your books.I bought approx.15 of them plus the DVD Soulmate which helped me so much.The void I had and the desparate desire I had to be married has been filled with the desire to know My Lord and Saviour more.An intimate relationship with HIM.And once that occurred and I kept my focus on God alone everything else just fell into place in all areas of my life.I almost got distracted from walking the purpose God has for me.
    God bless you and I love you so much.
    Still looking forward to attending one of your Singles Conferences.

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